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Discover the University of Reading - study, live and socialise at one of the top 1% universities in the world – University of Reading
Study at Reading Join the top 1% When you become a student with us, you will be joining an institution that is in the top 1% of the world's universities, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013. Find out about studying at Reading Life at Reading Life on our award-winning campus


Undergraduate open days June Open Days: booking now available 98% of visitors last year rated their Open Day experience as "good" or "excellent". To help you create an experience to suit your needs, we have built a programme with sessions repeating throughout the day giving you the flexibility to get all the information you need whether you arrive first thing or join us a little later. Select from one of the options below to book your place. If you are interested in finding out about multiple subjects we advise you choose one of the "full day" options. Similarly, if you are interested in Architecture or courses offered by our Institute of Education (e.g. Sign In - readingLive 100 Under 50 Rankings 2015 results View the full 100 Under 50 Rankings 2015 results Claim your free copy of the full rankings supplement Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne has topped the list of the world’s 100 best universities under 50 years old for the first time, while Australia has overtaken the UK as the nation with the deepest reservoir of young talent. Founded in 1969, EPFL has moved to pole position from second place, where it has been sitting since the first Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 rankings in 2012. It has swapped places with three-time leader Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea. The remainder of the top five in the THE 100 Under 50 2015 is static, with East Asian institutions continuing to dominate: the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) holds on to third, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology retains fourth, while Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University remains in fifth.

MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching – Distance Learning Why study Digital Technologies for Language Teaching? Educational technology is an ever growing academic field which recognises the centrality of technology in education and in modern life in general. Digital technologies have revolutionised the ways in which we teach and learn languages by opening a wealth of opportunities to interact with people and resources in the target language. What to ask on a university open day Quiz staff about your course The course should be top of your list of things to explore on university open days and a little preparation can make a big difference. But according to Kevin Betts, acting head of undergraduate recruitment at the University of Sussex, most applicants ask questions about things that are already covered in the provided information available. So don’t waste time – get in there with a killer question. It’s your chance to interrogate staff and students, and find out exactly what you will be doing for the next three or four years. Check which modules are compulsory and the options offered for each year of the course because they can change after prospectuses are published.

How to write a personal statement for a UK university Kathryn Abell of Edukonexion shares some tips ahead of her talk at the British Education Fair in Madrid taking place on 19-20 October 2015. When applying to a UK university, the discovery that school grades alone are not enough to gain entry onto the programme of your choice can come as an unwelcome surprise. This is especially true for international students, many of whom see the words 'personal statement' for the first time when starting their university application. But far from being a barrier, the personal statement is, in fact, one of the stepping stones to achieving your goal of studying at a UK university. A personal statement can help you stand out If you have selected your study programme well – that is to say, you have chosen something that you are truly excited about that matches your academic profile – then the personal statement is simply a way to communicate to admissions tutors why you are interested in the programme and what you can bring to it.

Free Courses for Jobseekers Text Size: A A A Courses Springboard Plus Free Courses for Jobseekers Free Courses for Jobseekers 'University-based teacher training is a damn sight better than it is being credited for' When I was a trainee teacher, I couldn’t wait to leave. I counted down the terms, months, assignments, hoops until I could finally take the stabilisers off and be in my own classroom. I doubt that you will find many trainees who feel differently. Is this because their Initial Teacher Education (ITE) is so excruciatingly poor? If you believe recent criticisms, then that must be the case. But in reality?